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The Noize Faktory Academy


A music industry school with a focus on

Artist Development

Training and preparing Musicians, Artists, Producers, DJs, Performers and Audio Engineers for a lifetime career in the music industry through tailored one-on-one industry training, artist development and mentorship programs.

 

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The Noize Faktory Academy


A music industry school with a focus on

Artist Development

Training and preparing Musicians, Artists, Producers, DJs, Performers and Audio Engineers for a lifetime career in the music industry through tailored one-on-one industry training, artist development and mentorship programs.

 

JOIN NOW

MASTER AUDIO RECORDING ARTS PROGRAM


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MASTER AUDIO RECORDING ARTS PROGRAM


MASTER AUDIO RECORDINGS ARTS

Recording Arts, Audio Engineering, Productions and Music/Artist Marketing

1. Industry Studio Training & Education

2. Official Studio Album Release

3. Music Business and Marketing

4. Artist Development

    and much more...

This Program is fully customized to your interests, goals and aspirations. Every applicant's course is custom-tailored based on the main fundamentals listed below.

Accelerated program with main focus on polishing and mastering Audio material for your Debut EP/Audio Catalogue, while training and mentoring you 1-on-1 in industry-active studios. Packaging your Audio material in high quality, industry premium format, ready for industry release and promotion.

PROGRAM MISSION - Complete your Audio Work (EP/Audio Catalogue) during your Master Audio Program. Receive your Official Presskit, Official Website and Album Artwork and start doing Industry work.

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Music career mentorship tailored to the aspiring musician


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Music career mentorship tailored to the aspiring musician


Our training method is effective because it is practical

In all of our course programs, we combine 1-on-1 tailored training with personal mentorship. We place our clients in the most active industry environments for maximum collaborations and networking. Your Noize Faktory instructor is also your industry mentor who will guide your way into the music industry.


What is an industry mentor?

  • The following are among the mentor’s functions:
  • Teaches the mentoree about a specific issue
  • Coaches the mentoree on a particular skill
  • Facilitates the mentoree’s growth by sharing resources and networks
  • Challenges the mentoree to move beyond his or her comfort zone
  • Creates a safe learning environment for taking risks
  • Focuses on the mentoree’s total development
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program highlights


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program highlights


1-on-1 Industry training and mentorship

Career-specific training for DJ's, Producers, Sound Engineers, Live Engineers, Artists, Performers, Musicians and more

All courses are custom-tailored to students' experience, interests and career goals

Ability to fine-tune your course curriculum half-way through the program

Learning at your own pace

Flexible scheduling of classes (daytime and evening classes Monday through Sunday)

Real industry career placements

Ability to build your own course from a list of audio and industry arts

Work on industry projects with leading industry companies and labels throughout your course

Industry-leading services for Artists, Producers and Engineers.

Job placement after course completion (only in Master Audio and Recording Arts)

Affordable tuition - less than what most schools charge to put you in a classroom full of other students

Access to high-end studios at lower than industry standard rates

State of the art facilities - reserved just for you and your instructor

Being a part of the music community - all of our classes are held in studios that are active in the current music industry. During your classes, you will network and collaborate with industry artists and labels and meet notable people in the industry.

Building your team - throughout your course, you will collaborate with other students as well as build your team to help you achieve your career goals. We will connect you with industry professionals to build your team, from administrative to creative.

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LEARN FROM industry professionals in Premium studios


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LEARN FROM industry professionals in Premium studios


LEARN IN THE SAME STUDIOS WHERE MAJOR LABELS AND INDUSTRY ARTISTS RECORD

Classes held in various specialized high end pro audio & recording studios throughout the course:

  • Live Audio Tracking Studios
  • HIgh-end Recording Studios
  • Audio Mixing Studios
  • Audio Treatment Studios
  • Vocal Tracking Studios
  • Mastering Studios
  • Film Edit Studios

Our goal is to provide aspiring artists and musicians with the chance to work in industry studios, learn from and collaborate with industry experts and well-known musicians/engineers/producers.

Selectively picked by industry professionals and program directors, our course locations are high-end studios equipped with the latest audio technologies in the business.  Classes are held in various studios depending on projects. From classes in live recordings to mastering studio work, you will get to experience the everyday work of industry-selected studios.  The only way to learn in this business is through experience. At The Noize Faktory Academy, your experience is guided by a full team of professionals.

High-End Industry studios

As a critical part of our custom-tailored training structure, we provide our apprentices with specialized high-end studios, equipped specifically for your chosen course program. You will be placed in an actual, active industry studio within your city 1-on-1 with a Noize Faktory instructor. Our studio locations are carefully selected for our course programs and are fully equipped to provide you with extensive hands-on learning and unlimited practice. This is a great opportunity to start networking and learning how to work with other music industry professionals while you are taking your course.


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"Being in and out of real record label studios working on tracks was the best part! Every part of my course at The Faktory took me to a new environment. It was so helpful to be able to work with so many audio engineers, producers and artists who are already inside the industry! We need more schools like this! 

- Alex Vodinsky, touring DJ & Producer

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Sponsorships and Collaborations


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Sponsorships and Collaborations


Noize Faktory's recent SponsorshipS and Collaborations


FAN EXPO CANADA™ is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America. Celebrating its 22nd year, FAN EXPO CANADA™ has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world. The event provides a substantial multi-million dollar economic impact to the City of Toronto, filling up hotels and restaurants throughout the duration of the Expo.

FAN EXPO CANADA™ is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America.

Celebrating its 22nd year, FAN EXPO CANADA™ has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world. The event provides a substantial multi-million dollar economic impact to the City of Toronto, filling up hotels and restaurants throughout the duration of the Expo.

York University Glendon Campus

York University Glendon Campus

PLAY YOUR GENDER is a web interview series and upcoming documentary on the realities of being a woman in the music industry. Our website and documentary features conversations with people involved in all the different aspects of the music industry, including researchers, industry executives and musicians.

PLAY YOUR GENDER is a web interview series and upcoming documentary on the realities of being a woman in the music industry. Our website and documentary features conversations with people involved in all the different aspects of the music industry, including researchers, industry executives and musicians.

Canadian Songwriting Competition 2016 Thank you for joining us for the very first Canadian Songwriting Competition! Here at CSC, we recognize the immense talent in Canadian artists and are seeking to provide opportunities for them. Our competition is open to all artists who reside in, and/or are a citizen of Canada.

Canadian Songwriting Competition 2016

Thank you for joining us for the very first Canadian Songwriting Competition! Here at CSC, we recognize the immense talent in Canadian artists and are seeking to provide opportunities for them.

Our competition is open to all artists who reside in, and/or are a citizen of Canada.

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Join us in the music industry


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Join us in the music industry


Artist Development from ground up

The Noize Faktory isn't a traditional school. Most schools are only focused on providing education. We are fully active in the music industry, as we collaborate on projects with major record labels and provide them with talent. Here are some examples below.


Talent from The Noize Faktory

The Dvbbs - Industry Artists (Universal Music Group)

Chris and Alex started DJ-ing at The Noize Faktory Academy during its first year in Canada.  Within 6 months of completing their course, they have gotten signed to Universal Music Group and shortly after went on tour. They went on to become one of the most famous EDM groups worldwide!

Canadian electronic duo formed in 2012, composed of brothers Chris Chronicles (b. Christopher van den Hoef, January 1, 1990) and Alex Andre (b. Alexandre van den Hoef, October 17, 1991).[1][2] They are most famous for their joint international hit with Borgeous titled "Tsunami". The vocal remix of "Tsunami" entitled "Tsunami (Jump)", featuring Tinie Tempah, reached number 1 on the UK charts.

Media & Press: EDM.com Article


Jazz Cartier - Industry Artist (MARAUDING IN PARADISE)

http://www.jazzcartier.com/

Jazz has been a regular at The Noize Faktory since day one. He has worked on his debut album for 4 years. During that process, he recorded some of his songs at The Noize Faktory studios with our engineers, producers and mentors. Jazz's right hand producer Lantz has always been a great contributor of endless creativity with musicians at The Noize Faktory. Occasionally, Lantz conducts training sessions at The Noize Faktory.

Media & Press: Exclaim article


Michael Lantz - Electronic Music Producer

Lantz has produced Jazz Cartier's hit-album Marauding in Paradise from start to finish. He has been a producer for a while now, creating songs and production for many well-known artists. Lantz has been a regular visitor at The Noize Faktory Academy, as he collaborates, educates and shares his music with students and instructors.

Robert Frias - Live Sound Engineer

Robert aka "Kasper" was one of the first instructors to teach at The Noize Faktory Academy. He has built quiet a track record in the field of Live Sound. He manages the live engineering aspect of concerts and shows and goes on tours year-round helping A-list as well as up and coming artists put on a good show for their fans.


Scratch (from The Roots) - Grammy award winning artist and former member of The Roots. Scratch is known for his beatbox and MC-ing skills.

www.therealscratch.com

Scratch has recently made a comeback with an intensive, futuristic beatbox set - "Tuff Act To Follow", which was entirely shot with The Noize Faktory at one of our studio locations. Check out the video and photo material below from the shoot and post-editing.

This is Scratch's latest performance on this amazing 3D video, recorded at The Noize Faktory Toronto

TUFFACT2FOLLOW - recorded at The Noize Faktory Toronto


Ivan Evidente - Director of A&R - Universal Music Group Canada. Ivan is the director of the Arts & Repertoire department at Universal Music Group Canada. He has been very influential in the Canadian music market and has been the man behind some of the biggest talents to come out of Canada into the worldwide market. He is constantly scouting and recruiting talent and The Noize Faktory has been one of his go-to sources for fully educated, trained and specialized talent.

http://www.universalmusic.ca/


Exclusive interview with Jadakiss' DJ, Killa Touch on the Toronto & Oshawa leg of their Canadian tour. Follow Killa Touch on Twitter, Instagram etc @DJKillaTouch. TO2NY TV Broadcasting and promoting our flagship artist Jus Rollé, straight out of the Bronx, NY. Making his mark on the Toronto Hip Hop scene.
Jus Rollé Live from The Noize Faktory, Toronto, ON. TO2NY TV Broadcasting and promoting our flagship artist Jus Rollé, straight out of the Bronx, NY. Making his mark on the Toronto Hip Hop scene.
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ASSORTMENT OF PROMISING CAREER PATHS


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ASSORTMENT OF PROMISING CAREER PATHS


Understanding how sound works and what it takes to capture, create, or process it is a valuable set of abilities that can be used in a wide range of different ways. And because professional audio is needed for so many forms of media, a person's career in this field can overlap a variety of enjoyable areas. So as you begin exploring where your own potential might lie, think about the following general roles, starting with the differences between an audio engineer and a producer:

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Audio Engineers:
are mostly involved in the technical parts of the work. That is, they handle physical equipment and/or operate digital audio workstations (DAWs). And they usually specialize in just one or a few particular aspects of the recording, editing, mixing, and mastering process. For example, some sound technicians or engineers may work primarily with microphones, preamps, and amplifiers. Others might work behind a mixing console or assist with editing captured audio on a DAW system like ProTools or Logic Pro.

Sound and music producers:
are like directors. They coordinate everything, managing both audio engineers and any musicians or vocal talent being used. A producer often brings his or her own creative sensibilities and vision to a project and may even contribute some songwriting or performing.

Independent recording engineers and producers:
are often on the go and work in all kinds of different places as professionals who contract their services on a project-by-project basis. They frequently use portable equipment to capture and produce quality audio for anything from live event broadcasts to radio segments to podcasting and online streaming.

Professional recording engineers and producers:
typically work for a well-equipped studio or in a live setting for a particular act or venue. Just like professionals in independent recording, they can get hired to provide services for all kinds of interesting projects, from music albums to game sounds to movie voiceovers.

Electronic music artists and producers:
specialize in the use of digital software such as Logic Pro or Ableton Live to create unique audio compositions or live entertainment. Although they sometimes make use of traditional instruments, they typically stick to devices like samplers, MIDI sequencers, and synthesizers to create the sounds they need.


Excellent Salary Potential

The median hourly wage for audio technicians in Canada is $27.50 (about $57,200 yearly), but they can earn incomes as high as $40.87 or more per hour (about $85,010 yearly).

For audio producers, the numbers are just as compelling. Within Canada, the median wage for professionals in the category that also includes producers of other media is $26.67 per hour (about $55,474 annually). Their wages can go up to $47.17 or more per hour (about $98,114 annually).

The median hourly wage for audio technicians in Canada is $27.50 (about $57,200 yearly), but they can earn incomes as high as $40.87 or more per hour (about $85,010 yearly).

For audio producers, the numbers are just as compelling. Within Canada, the median wage for professionals in the category that also includes producers of other media is $26.67 per hour (about $55,474 annually). Their wages can go up to $47.17 or more per hour (about $98,114 annually).

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What makes our programs so effective for today's aspiring musician


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What makes our programs so effective for today's aspiring musician


  • Accelerated pace – programs don’t take more than 6 months.

  • Learning through experience-there’s not enough time to go to school and wait for the actual experience. Start navigating through the industry from day one of your program

  • 1-on-1 focus-an aspiring musician needs guidance and mentorship. Being in a classroom defeats the purpose of your learning efforts. Every musician needs an industry professional by their side to guide them in the music business as well as help craft and perfect your sound.

  • Artist development-your development as an artist starts on the first day. A careful focus on your music, your audience, your career building process. Start the marketing process from the day you start your program.

  • Networking opportunities-an aspiring musician needs connections from the day they start their career. Working in various industry studios will build your connections by the time you’re done with the program.

  • Facilities-learn and work on actual industry projects (including your projects) in state of the art studios with professional engineers by your side. This experience cannot be provided by class-room education.

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Master The latest industry leading software and gear


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Master The latest industry leading software and gear



"I learned everything about all of the major software out there. I was using FL studio when I enrolled in the Master Audio program so I was a beginner. By the time my course was completed, I learned to use Logic, Live, Pro Tools and a lot of mastering VST plugins, such as Waves, etc. I can definitely say Noize Faktory opened up a whole new world of production software for me!"

- Alan Gagne, Recording Engineer/Studio Owner

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SPECIALIZE IN ANY GENRE


Industry professionals specialized in top trending as well as "underground" genres of today's music industry

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SPECIALIZE IN ANY GENRE


Industry professionals specialized in top trending as well as "underground" genres of today's music industry

  • Trip Hop
  • Dubstep
  • Electronica
  • Glitch Hop
  • Techno
  • Traditional House
  • Indie
  • Minimal
  • Progressive House
  • Trance
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Pop
  • Hip Hop
  • Rock/Alternative
  • R&B
  • Trap
  • Breaks
  • Chillout
  • Deep House
  • Electro House
  • EDM
  • Drum & Bass
  • Jazz/Nu Jazz
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What aspiring musicians need to get into the industry today


Helping you craft and polish your sound, find your audience and start your entrepreneurship in the music business

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What aspiring musicians need to get into the industry today


Helping you craft and polish your sound, find your audience and start your entrepreneurship in the music business

What makes us different from traditional schools?

1. Curriculum focus on your development

  • Custom-tailored courses

Full DJ, Music Production and Recording/Mixing course programs customized to each client's preferences and criteria, based on experience, goals and interests. Curriculum is designed to suit your personal music-skill development

  • 1-on-1 attention

All course programs are 1-on-1 based , as we are a specialized artist development and training center for DJ, Music Production, Recording Arts professions.

2. Career focus

  • Career-training

Noize Faktory's main mission has always been to train and prepare dedicated music enthusiasts for a career in the music industry. All of our courses are designed with careful attention to the development of skills necessary for an ongoing career in the music industry.

  • Industry networking

While enrolled in one of our courses, you are not only intensely learning and getting closer to your music goals, but you also have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, executives, label representatives and musicians.

3. LEARNING THE RIGHT WAY

  • Active instructors

The Noize Faktory instructors are active, established career musicians, producers, engineers and DJ's. We only employ industry professionals for our courses and are committed to providing our clients with professional training from instructors with strong experience in the industry.

  • Flexible scheduling

Pursuing a career in music and not trying to establish it fast requires much more than going to a class full of other students and no attention given to any by the instructors. Scheduling and 1-on-1 approach are the key elements of our courses.

  • Variety of locations

This is what makes your course even more progressive. Imagine taking your classes in different studio locations around your city! We place you in several high-end studios within your city to complete your course and depending on the subjects covered in your curriculum you will be taking classes in different assigned studios. Let's say your next session is covering Recording with Live Bands - this would mean we will place you in the closest high end studio that specializes in SSL boards and live band mic setups.


Stefan Safadel

"I wasn't sure what I wanted to learn when I first spoke to an Admissions advisor, but I knew I wanted to be in the music industry. I started with a Recording Arts course and it opened my eyes to the reality of this business. I enrolled into the Master Audio right after to continue my education. I am now employed as an engineer in one of the biggest studios in North America. The mentorship here really put me on the correct path.

- Stefan Safadel, Recording Engineer/Live Sound Specialist

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Applications accepted all throughout the year


Sign up and start today

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Applications accepted all throughout the year


Sign up and start today